Department of General Surgery has been offering lectures since 1971, and the clinical training since the following year, 1972. The department started receiving patients on May 4, 1972, with the opening of the affiliated hospital of Hanyang University. The division of Pediatric Surgery was established in the year of 1979; in the same year, cadaveric kidney transplantation has successfully been performed for the first time in Korea. Its majors include HBP Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Breast and Endocrine System Surgery, and Gastro-intestinal Surgery, and the established the foundational ground for specialized and effective consultation and education. In 1980, the division of Pediatric Surgery was separated to be the clinical division, carrying out diagnoses and treatments for various congenital malformations and pediatric surgical illnesses. The fellowship system has been implemented since March 1992, and with the development of its specified major fields, the department produced a number of fellows, who are currently working at the university hospitals and clinics. Hanyang University Guri Hospital was opened in June 1994, and Korea’s first cadaveric kidney transplantation has successfully been performed in 1998. In 2015, liver transplantation from living donors has successfully been performed as well, which shows that the consultations and research for the transplantation surgeries are actively conducted as well as the existing research on kidney transplantation. By 2001, the divisions in the department have performed almost all surgeries through laparoscope or minimal invasive surgery using robots, proving that the scope of surgical consultation has been broadened, which ultimately contributes to the greater quality of medicine and education.